Two months ago The Meadows Equine department was excited to expand our program with three new additions.
We have added miniature horses to our program. Given their size and highly social nature, miniature horses offer a uniquely novel experience to our Participants.
The Miniature horse is a relatively new breed of horse. Although small horses are documented throughout history the standards for the Miniature breed were set in the 1970’s and 80’s. They are gentle natured and commonly used as companions for larger horses. This desire to companion with others makes them wonderful therapy animals.
Charlie is very brave and adventurous. He is willing to try new things and very outgoing. Charlie has no idea that he is any smaller than the standard size horses and this gives his personality a wonderful enthusiastic flair.
Nutmeg is a big furry pony. She is very loving and patient. She takes her time getting to know the people she is working with and likes to observe what’s going on in our sessions. She seems more sensitive to the issues in a group; she is simply sweet and kind. She loves napping in the sandy shade area of her pen.
Comet is our baby. His truly curious attitude about the world is refreshing. Given that he likes to put everything in his mouth he provides a great chance to practice boundary setting. He is impulsively cheerful and busy. Always exploring and looking for something else to get into. He is always joyful and that makes working with him fun.
Our team looks forward to working with Charlie, Nutmeg and Comet for many years to come. They are truly a treasure here at the barn.